This is what the staff from The Roger Maris Cancer Center told kids at the boys school yesterday. I thought it worked equally well for both our 2nd grader, as our 4th grader. We've been as forthcoming as we can with them, and just make every assurance Mommy is going to get better.
A few more goodies that brightened my day... pink blush roses. They are gorgeous and I stop and get a good smell of them before I leave in the mornings. Thanks Melissa! They're truly the perfect shade of pink.
I also got a wonderful visit yesterday from a friend whom I haven't seen in ages. She brought me a throw for over my shoulders, a book to read and her bright cheery self. Thanks Carrie, I'll be seeing you soon!
I've also received cards, some gift cards for dinner out, and numerous other thoughtful things. Please forgive me if I forget to mention something here. Each and every thing is such a blessing to us and I fear I will overlook someone or something.
I love this next thing. One of my first years as a hockey mom I started to form some casual friendships with some of the other moms. One of the first ones, was with my friend Amy. To my delight we both discovered we loved to read. After Anne by Roxanne Henke was one of the first books we bonded over. Roxanne Henke happens to be a North Dakota native and is a Christian Fiction writer. The book, ironically enough, is about a budding friendship between two unlikely friends, and a journey through breast cancer for one of the friends, is at the center of it.
Amy wrote an email to Roxanne who sent me a lovely card with a wonderfully inspiring message. She offered to send me one of her books. I was thrilled! Imagine my delight when the package arrived, she gave me not 1 but 4 books total.
Here is what I would like to do. GIVE ONE AWAY! I can't begin to thank you all enough for this outpouring of love and support, and I can pay it forward with this little gem of a book. So if you would like to win an autographed copy of Roxanne's book:
1- let me know you are a follower and leave me a comment that you want to enter-
2- become a follower and leave me a comment that you want to enter-
In your comment, please answer the following: what is your favorite inspirational quote, or bible verse.
Please only leave 1 comment and I will select the lucky winner through random.org
You have until Friday at 9:00pm to enter. Good luck!
Just a couple more thoughts. If you are in our hockey community you may know that Becky K., was hospitalized at Essentia yesterday. She is being evaluated for an abscess in her lower stomach and is expected to stay in the hospital through the weekend. I went to see her today and she is in some pain, but being a trooper while they figure out what they need to do. I will send updates as they become available, but I know she would welcome your positive thoughts and prayers.
Laugh for the night... Nolan:" Mom, but how do they do the surgery on your BREATH cancer?" "I just don't get it!"
Just so you know I am not making light of anything, I faced the stark reality of what the MRI is going to be used to scan on Friday... brain cancer. You would think that because I've heard breast, liver and spine involvement, that brain involvement wouldn't be any different. But it shook me to the core, and I openly wept as that possibility sunk in.
Dr. Panwalkar, Dr. Nordstrom, and Dr. Bouton all tomorrow.
We'll see how good their dandelion eradication program is.
All shall be well. All shall be well. All shall be well.